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Goodwill holds hiring days to hire hundreds of employees

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They will be held locally on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries' Liberty store

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – For the first time, Goodwill organizations throughout the region are collaborating to hire hundreds of employees.

Goodwill Hiring Days will be held locally Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries’ Liberty store at 2747 Belmont Ave.

Youngstown Goodwill is working with other area Goodwills to offer this event to local job seekers.

The positions are in all departments, including retail, management and workforce development.

The Goodwill team says now is more important than ever to connect people with jobs.

“We’re using this event to extend those opportunities within our organizations to people in the community. So at Goodwill, we really emphasize connecting people to gainful employment and our mission even states that we believe in the value of people and the power of work,” said Alyssa Italiano, director of marketing and business services for Goodwill.

On-the-spot interviews will take place at more than 45 locations throughout Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio; Goodwill Industries Serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Richland and Ashland Counties; Goodwill Industries of Wayne and Holmes Counties; Goodwill Industries Serving Northeast Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania; and Goodwill Industries Serving Lorain, Erie and Huron Counties.

“Goodwill has been a vital social service agency and employer for more than 125 years,” said Deanne Smith, chief mission officer. “Working together with other Goodwills allows us to leverage our voice across the region to highlight even more exciting career opportunities. Through Goodwill Hiring Days, we are looking to connect individuals to steady employment with our organizations.”

No appointment is necessary and walk-ins are encouraged.

Those interested can interview at the Liberty store for openings at any location hiring in the Youngstown Goodwill network. Additional information about job openings can be found at GoodwillHiringDays.org.

All COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed during Goodwill Hiring Days.

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